Table of Contents
- 1 What did Farquhar intend to do at the Owl Creek Bridge?
- 2 What crime did Farquhar commit?
- 3 What motivates Farquhar to burn down the bridge?
- 4 What does Farquhar’s wife represent?
- 5 Who is Peyton Farquhar’s wife?
- 6 What happens as Peyton Farquhar reaches for his wife?
- 7 What does Farquhar’s wife bring him?
- 8 What pushes Farquhar to keep trying to survive?
What did Farquhar intend to do at the Owl Creek Bridge?
The soldier suggests to Farquhar that the burning of Owl Creek Bridge would set back the Yankees’ plans to move forward. Farquhar, wanting to show how brave he is, decides he will burn the bridge to stop the Yankees.
What crime did Farquhar commit?
Farquhar is a loyal Southerner during the Civil War. He is tricked by a Union scout masquerading as a Confederate soldier into believing he could stop a Yankee advance into Southern territory by destroying the railroad bridge at Owl Creek.
Why is Farquhar facing the death penalty?
Peyton Farquhar has been condemned to death for attempting to destroy the bridge. As he is being executed he imagines going back home and seeing his wife and when he touches his wife he flashes back to reality and dies.
What motivates Farquhar to burn down the bridge?
In the beginning, Peyton Farquhar, the main character of the story, is accompanied by enemy guards who are preparing to execute him. Farquhar was caught trying to burn down the bridge in order to keep the army from crossing it, and the scout lured him there by telling him how the timber seems quite flammable.
What does Farquhar’s wife represent?
A dutiful woman who serves as an emblem of the comfort and domestic security Farquhar seeks. Yet Farquhar’s wife also represents the domain that Farquhar rejects in setting off on his reckless mission to cripple the North’s campaign.
What does Farquhar get caught in while in the water?
Ironically, although he envisions himself as driftwood of sorts, it is driftwood that led to his capture in the first place. When Farquhar initially encounters the undercover Northern scout, the scout advises Farquhar to set fire to the pieces of wood that the winter flood swept to the base of the bridge.
Who is Peyton Farquhar’s wife?
The main characters in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” are Peyton Farquhar, Farquhar’s wife, and the union scout. Peyton Farquhar is an Alabama planter whose romantic illusions regarding the American Civil War lead him to attempt to burn Owl Creek Bridge to stop the Union advance into Alabama.
What happens as Peyton Farquhar reaches for his wife?
Farquhar reaches the gate of his property and sees his wife moving towards him. Just as he is about to reach her, he feels a horrible blow against the back of his neck and everything goes dark. Farquhar is dead.
What happens to Peyton as he hits the water?
What happens to Peyton at the end of the story? He is hanged.
What does Farquhar’s wife bring him?
Farquhar’s wife brings the soldier water.
What pushes Farquhar to keep trying to survive?
The cannon continually pushes Farquhar to continue his journey through his dream and back to reality. The cannon continually pushes Farquhar to continue his journey through his dream and back to reality.
Which is the most reasonable plot prediction?
The most reasonable plot prediction is that Farquhar and the soldier may engage in an altercation.
- Altercation means a quarrel or a disagreement in public.
- The story is set during the time of the American Civil war.